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xtra d-rings

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeremy_283, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Jan 1, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    i am looking for a good set of drings right now that i can currently drill out to a large enough diameter to do this proposed idea i have....

    using the torx bolts that mount the bed to the frame
    -remove the bolts
    -cut off the washer
    -find another washer thats a tight fit
    -buy a stainless steel spacer from lowes (you've seen em' in the hardware sec.)
    -drill the hole in the d ring big enough for the spacer to fit through
    -cut the spacer so that it is HARDLEY any thicker than the d ring mount
    -FINALLY, install d ring on bolt, then spacer, then washer, then mount to truck

    THE JIST OF THIS IS TO KEEP THE RING SWIVILIN'

    what yall think?
    i've never removed the bed mount bolts, what do the bolt threads look like? and is the bolt head much thicker than the bolt diameter?
     
  2. Jan 1, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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  3. Jan 1, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    Bolt head is quite a bit thicker. The threads are very tight and very easy to crossthread which you definitely do not want to do because a new bolt costs $12+ (go ahead and guess how I know).

    I do think the spacer idea will work. I wasn't worried about the swivel aspect of it so I just installed them flush.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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  5. Jan 1, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    I'm a step ahead of you, lol

    i am concerned as to if i could drill that hole out large enough before hitting the edge, remember the spacer means it would need to be even bigger and i saw pics from people that drilled it out to work with the bolts alone and that looked like it was gettin close

    and my link that i had wont work either.... the hole needs to be around .9 inches wide, i just took dimensions... i will search some more
     
  6. Jan 2, 2009 at 12:23 AM
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    damn guys, i spent the past 3 hours searching for a good d ring.... if your a rich ass search "hoist ring" they would br f'in awesome but like at 60 bucks a pop.... f that... gotta go to work in 4 hours, shit, peace kids
     
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